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January 22, 1898

National Legislation on Sanitation.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(4):228. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440560056013

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Milwaukee, Dec. 29, 1897.

To the Editor of the New York Medical Journal:  —In an editorial in the last issue of your valuable Journal there appears the following statement: " The American Public Health Association bill seems to us a retrograde measure. It would involve a departure from all existing methods of departmental work. It would create, to stand between the executive of the department and the management of an epidemic, a deliberative body of forty-five men whose opinions would have to be had before action could be taken."Permit me to state that this is not the meaning or intent of the measure at all. It is intended that rules and regulations can be made by the department concerning which every State and Territory can have a voice, the only satisfactory way such rules and regulations can be adopted, and that such rules shall be standing provisions under which the

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